Developing our people

Our drive to build a learning organization which is leader led has progressed significantly, and the Philips University was launched formally in Q4. Philips University is embracing 70:20:10 as part of the long-term journey to build a learning culture that allows us to become a learning organization: 70% of learning is carried out on the job, 20% through coaching and mentoring (through others), and the remaining 10% through formal learning methods (classroom and e-learning).

Training spend

Our external training spend in 2014 amounted to EUR 44.7 million, a decrease compared to EUR 47.3 million in 2013, which is the result of the rationalization of content made in 2013.

For more information on developing our people, please refer to People development.